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|MsSquirrly||"May we dig up Henry?" (page: 1 2 3)||51||Mar 5 2011, 7:34 PM EST by DuchessofSuffolk|
Thread started: Feb 15 2011, 9:16 AM EST Watch
THE Queen is to be asked for permission to exhume the body of Henry VIII in a bid to prove that a rare disease caused his ferocious temper and may have driven him to have two of his six wives executed.
American researchers Catrina Whitley and Kyra Kramer believe that Henry had “Kell-positive” blood, and suffered from the related genetic disease McLeod’s syndrome.
Dr Whitley, a bioarchaeologist, said: “This could vindicate Henry in history. Knowing he was mentally ill offers a different explanation for why Henry, who was greatly loved as a young prince, became a tyrant in later life.”
Henry, who died in 1547 at the age of 55, is buried under the floor of St George’s Chapel, in Windsor Castle. Permission to unearth his remains and take hair and bone samples for DNA tests must have royal approval.
Dr Whitley added: “McLeod’s syndrome causes muscle weakness and even schizophrenic behaviour. It usually reveals itself at around the age of 40 with an episode of mental illness, which gets gradually worse for the rest of the sufferer’s life. Henry was 41 when he married Anne Boleyn.
“The turning point for Henry was around his 40th birthday. I believe the charges he made against Anne were the result of psychosis.”
Mrs Kramer, an anthropologist, said: “His ministers knew he was as mad as a hatter but he was still behaving like an intelligent man. It must have been terrifying. Imagine a man like that having the power of life and death over you.”
A spokesman for the Queen declined to comment.
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|AaylaSecura||Regarding the DIABETES theory (page: 1 2 3)||42||Aug 25 2009, 7:11 AM EDT by elizabethtudorrose|
Thread started: May 31 2009, 2:46 PM EDT Watch
The article above makes a very good point that Henry might have suffered from diabetes; however many of the facts it states in its argument are not correct.
There are two different kinds of diabetes, and the origin and pathophysiology of both are *completely* different. The article links to a website about Type 1 Diabetes, which is a disease of wasting due to body cells' inability to absorb sugar from the blood to make energy. It is very possible that people in his family may have suffered this, especially if they were constantly thirsty (a classic symptom of Type 1); HOWEVER, Type 1 diabetics who are not treated with insulin (as they obviously weren't in that period) are very very VERY unlikely to EVER get fat because in Type 1 the body is constantly breaking down fat as a last resort to get energy (since cells cannot get that energy from its usual source, sugar). As a result, they often die young. Also, Type 1 diabetes does not have a strong genetic predisposition, so you won't see it "running in families."
Type 2, on the other hand, *is* what I believe Henry VIII might have suffered from. Type 2 Diabetes is a syndrome of *resistance* to insulin (the hormone that causes cells to absorb sugar for energy) that usually occurs BECAUSE of increased body weight. However, because cells still retain the ability to absorb some sugar, sufferers don't waste away like Type 1 diabetics do. That said, the increased body sugar destroys blood vessels over time, leading to other symptoms classic of Type 2 such as non-healing wounds and infections (Henry's leg!!), blurred vision, neuropathy, kidney failure, etc. Also, Type 2 has a much stronger genetic predisposition than Type 1 does.
I'm a medical student so feel free to message me if you have any questions :)
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|MsSquirrly||Henry's Health?||3||Aug 6 2009, 2:38 PM EDT by MsSquirrly|
Thread started: Aug 4 2009, 5:41 PM EDT Watch
Some of you might be interested in some new video clips I just added to this page:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J99nwRs08bU - Did Henry have Syphillis?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J99nwRs08bU - Henry's diet
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|desilee||We really can't give Henry a break because...||6||Mar 25 2009, 8:18 AM EDT by luvprue2|
Thread started: Mar 21 2009, 5:22 PM EDT Watch
As far as Henry goes it is true and that is the way it was in the day, but just like today some horrid people are in power. And there wasn't a fairy tale time...even though we were all told it was it wasn't it was real life and Anne was no angel I'm sure of it. It is hard for me to feel for her...she was a golddigger and she made no bones about it...Katherine didn't have a chance. I think that had a lot to do with why he had her beheaded. He woke up and realized what kind of woman she really was...don't forget all these people were all out for power. I think Anne got her attitude from her power hungry family...but, I don't doubt she was as innosent as alot has tried to portray...she was groomed to be married to someone she didn't really didn't Love it was all about the power. Being Born King and/or Queen you were raised to marry well. So you were spoiled rotten and clueless about how the real world was. Peasents were scum of the earth and were treated that way. you are living in a fairy tale world if you think differently. All of the fairytales, we all made from these day's and times...but they wanted everyone to believe everyone lived life like a fairytale and that is the way it was. Just like the Cathalic church wanted to make up there own translation of the Bible and keep all the people nieve and innosent. it's called Control of your situation. Why gypsies and mentrals etc. were such free spirits and made up there own beleifs. If you look at history with the real prespective and realize that it was a totally differnt time and our world was so very young...that it has been that way since the beginning of time. and I am glad that someone else know's that.
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|AnneBoleynHero||Henry's problem with reproducing (page: 1 2)||32||Mar 13 2009, 2:19 PM EDT by Hever|
Thread started: Mar 10 2009, 7:27 PM EDT Watch
What was the main cause of Hnery's faliure to produce children? Bessie Blount, she deliverd a healthy son Henry FitzRoy. Mary Boleyn had Henry Carey and/or Catherine Carey. Katherine of Aragon, she had seven pregnancies and one child surived, Mary. All other children died in infancy, miscariage, or still births. Next Anne Boleyn. She got pregnant the first time she had sex with Henry and a nine months later she delivers Elizabeth. within the next three years she gets pregnant three other times all end up in miscariages or still borns. Now onto Jane Seymour, she delivers him Edward at the expesne of her own life. Then no other children are born. But i remember reading somewhere that Catherine Parr and Anne of Cleeve's(?) get pregnant as soon as they leave the king! What do you think could be his problem?
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|funrod6||This ERA's Henry VIII (page: 1 2)||24||Mar 3 2009, 1:21 PM EST by thekombatbarbie|
Thread started: Aug 22 2008, 2:29 PM EDT Watch
I wanted to figure another topic we could all join in on if that is ok with the mods:
So in todays time who would you compare to Henry VIII ? Not speaking royalty but in mind and ego etc ?
OK Im going with DIDDY - cant stand him and I think he has GOD syndrome
Trump ? Come on do something with that hair already
What do you think
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